The frequency of Merkel cell polyomavirus in whole blood from immunocompetent and immunosuppressed patients with kidney disease and healthy donors
This study is the first to identify a Korean MCPyV strain in whole-blood samples from Korean patients with kidney disease and healthy individuals.
Conditions: Clinical Stage III Cutaneous Melanoma AJCC v8; Clinical Stage III Merkel Cell Carcinoma AJCC v8; Clinical Stage IV Cutaneous Melanoma AJCC v8; Clinical Stage IV Merkel Cell Carcinoma AJCC v8; High-Frequency Microsatellite Instability; Metastatic Basal Cell Carcinoma; Metastatic Melanoma; Metastatic Skin Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Pathologic Stage III Cutaneou...
CONCLUSIONS: The initiated dermatologic screening program indicates that the risk of skin cancer incidence in post kidney transplant patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy was significantly higher than in patients on dialysis. PMID: 28507493 [PubMed - in process]
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